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Richard Dent Medal of the Order of Australia

Tuesday 28 January, 2014

The E.W. Tipping Foundation congratulates former CEO Richard Dent on his well deserved Order of the Medal of Australia, in recognition for his community service particularly for people with a disability, announced as part of the 2014 Australia Day Awards.

Richard Dent is a worthy recipient of the recognition in part due to his 12 years as CEO of the E.W. Tipping Foundation.  In his time as CEO Richard was integral in the growth and development of the organisation.   Richard was a true advocate and ambassador for the Foundation and for people with a disability and their families.  He was instrumental in enabling the Foundation to strengthen its partnership with Government and was actively involved with several peak industry bodies including the Every Australian Counts campaign which assisted in progressing the implementation of the NDIS.

The E.W. Tipping Foundation has a proud history of more than 40 years of service provision in the Victorian community for families of people with a disability and for children who are vulnerable.  Richard has played a significant part in our history as we continue to work together with over 1,000 people across Victoria who have disabilities, children who are vulnerable and their families. 

Richard is now CEO at Leadership Victoria.

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